Mildred "Maxine" Smith

May 14, 1919August 2, 2018
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Mildred “Maxine” Smith, 99, of London, formerly of Coshocton, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Maxine was born in Newcomerstown to the late Clarence Shearn and Leona Jane (Berskire) Courtwright on May 14, 1919. She was a long-time member of Isleta United Methodist Church of Newcomerstown. Maxine enjoyed working and was very dedicated to her work. She worked for Heller Tool Company on the factory floor, for Jim Smailes Motor Sales as a secretary, and then as a waitress and hostess at the Coshocton Elks Club. Maxine was always very active and sociable. She enjoyed participating in arts and crafts, bowling, and bingo at the Madison Senior Living Community of London. She also made and delivered floral arrangements to the ill at the hospital in London. Maxine was also very family-oriented and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maxine is survived by her daughter, Norma (Jack) Moore, two grandsons, Todd (Connie) and Thad (Karen) Moore, seven great-grandchildren, Tyler, Drew, Zachary, Alexis, Allison, Ryan, and Jason Moore, one sister-in-law, Betty Courtwright, and she was also blessed with many nieces and nephews whome she dearly loved.

Along with her parents, Maxine is preceded in death by her sisters, Mabel Loader, Edith Courtwright, and Doris Stonebrook, and her brothers, Bernard, Donald, and Dean Courtwright.

Calling hours for Maxine will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home from 12-1p.m. Funeral services will begin on Tuesday at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Maxine’s name to the Madison Senior Living Community at 351 Keny Blvd, London, OH 43140.


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Mildred "Maxine" Smith

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Barbara Fortner

August 15, 2018

I just read the obituary of Maxine and shared the news with my husband, Larry. I was deeply saddened to hear the news as we always loved talking with her when she was the hostess at the Elk's. She was so much fun and had such a good heart. Our sympathy to her family. She was one very sweet lady whom we will always remember.

Megan White

August 13, 2018

Max was a shining light that lit up every life she came in contact with. I so enjoyed having the opportunity to meet and work with her at The Madison House. There was never a dull moment or a lack of hapiness and love when Maxi Moo was around. Family & friends will be in my prayers!

Emily Clark

August 11, 2018

I worked 2nd shift from July - December 2017 then 3rd shift till the middle of july 2018(only weekends) at The Madison House. I know Maxie was SO loved by everyone. She was the first person I met when I started working there. We sat on the porch and just talked and ate popcorn for about an hour. It always made me so happy to see her up and about everytime I'd walk in there. She was so funny and caring and so so loving. She will definitely be missed.

Martha Parsons

August 7, 2018

Maxine always had a smile and kind words for my Mom and me while at the Madison House. She brightened everyones' days there and we will all miss her. Our deepest condolences to all her family ---she loved you all so much and spoke proudly of you. Our prayers are with you all.

Ritchie Hall

August 5, 2018

I worked with this wonderful lady for over 10 years at the Elks. She was a class act through and through and I.simply thought the world of her. My condolences to her sweet family. She spoke of you all the time. Those grandsons were the light in her life! They don't make them like her anymore. Bless you Maxine.

Brian Crilow

August 4, 2018

Maxine was such a joy to work with and be around!